A resourceful Portland designer reawakened her Victorian kitchen by combining the best of old and new
Photo by Lincoln Barbour; written by Paige Porter Fischer
Some contractors were “afraid of the amount of work it would take” to rehabilitate the original Douglas fir floorboards covered by layers of linoleum, says Simon. Eventually, she found two carpenters who were up for it. She had them leave the original pockmarks in the floor for character.